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The Rolling Stones lyrics

Album: It's only Rock'n'Roll [1974]

Tracks10
 01  If You Can't Rock Me
 02  Ain't Too Proud To Beg
 03  It's Only Rock 'n Roll
 04  Till The Next Goodbye
 05  Time Waits For No One
 06  Luxury
 07  Dance Little Sister
 08  If You Really Want To Be My Friend
 09  Short And Curlies
 10  Fingerprint File
all The Rolling Stones lyrics



If You Can't Rock Me
The band's on stage and it's one of those nights, oh yeah;
the drummer thinks that he is dynamite, oh yeah.
You lovely ladies in your leather and lace,
a thousand lips I would love to taste;
I got one heart and it hurts like hell,.
if you can't rock me somebody will,
if you can't rock me somebody will.

Now who's that black girl in the bright blue hair, oh yeah;
now don't you know that it's rude to stare, oh yeah.
I'm not so green but I'm feelin' so fresh,
I simply love to put her to the test;
she's so alive and she's dressed to kill, but
if you can't rock me somebody will,
if you can't rock me somebody will.
if you can't rock me somebody will,
if you can't rock me somebody will.

Now I ain't lookin' for no pretty face, oh no;
or for some hooker workin' roughish trade.
And there ain't nothing like a perfect mate,
and I ain't lookin' for no wedding cake;
but I been talkin' 'bout it much too long,
I think I better sing just one more song.
I got one heart and it hurts like hell,
I'm simply dying for some thrills and spills,
If you can't rock me, somebody will,
somebody will, somebody will.
if you can't rock meback to top
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
- Holland/Whitfield

I know you wanna leave me; I refuse to let you go.
If I have to beg, plead for sympathy,
I don't mind, 'cause it means that much to me.
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin;
please don't leave me, don't you go.
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby;
please don't leave me, don't you go.

Well I heard a quiet man, half a man, with no sense of pride,
If I have to cry to keep ya I don't mind weepin'
if weepin' gonna keep ya by my side.
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin;
please don't leave me, don't you go.
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby;
please don't leave me, don't you go.

If I have to sleep on your door step all night and day,
just to keep you from walkin' away;
let my friends laugh, for this I can stand
just so long as I keep ya, yeah, yeah, I can.
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin;
please don't leave me, don't you go.
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby;
please don't leave me, don't you go.

Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin;
please don't leave me, don't you go.
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby;
please don't leave me, don't you go.

Well your love's so deep in the pit of my heart,
ev'ry day it grows more and more.
I'm not ashamed to come and plead with you, baby,
if pleadin' keeps you from walkin' out the door.
Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin;
please don't leave me, don't you go.
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby;
please don't leave me, don't you go.

Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin;
please don't leave me, don't you go.
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby;
please don't leave me, don't you go.back to top
It's Only Rock 'n Roll
- Jagger/Richard

If I could stick my pen in my heart,
I would spill it all over the stage.
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya,
would you think the boy is strange? Ain't he strange?
If I could win ya, if I could sing ya
a love song so divine,
would it be enough for your cheating heart
if I broke down and cried? If I cried?
I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it.
I know it's only rock'n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do.
Oh, well, I like it, I like it, I like it.
I said can't you see that this old boy has been a lonely?

If I could stick a knife in my heart,
suicide right on stage,
would it be enough for your teenage lust,
would it help to ease the pain? Ease your brain?
If I could dig down deep in my heart
feelings would flood on the page.
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya,
would ya think the boy's insane? He's insane.
I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it.
I said I know it's only rock'n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do.
Oh, well, I like it, I like it, I like it.
I said can't you see that this old boy has been a lonely?

And do ya think that you're the only girl around?
I bet you think that you're the only woman in town.

I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it.
I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it.
I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do.
Oh, well, I like it, I like it. I like it...back to top
Till The Next Goodbye
- Jagger/Richard

Honey, is there any place that you would like to eat?
I know a coffee shop down on Fifty Second Street.
And I don't need no fancy food and I don't need no fancy wine.
And I sure don't need the tears you cry.
Till the next time we say goodbye,
till the next time we say goodbye,
till the next time we say goodbye,
I'll be thinking of you,
I'll be thinking of you.

Yeah, a movie house on Forty Second Street
ain't a very likely place for you and I to meet.
Watching the snow swirl around your hair and around your feet,
and I'm thinking to myself she surely looks a treat
Till the next time we say goodbye,
till the next time we say goodbye,
till the next time that we kiss goodnight,
I'll be thinking of you,
I'll be thinking of you.

I can't go on like this, can ya? Can ya?
I can't go on like this, can ya?

You give me a cure all from New Orleans;
now that's a recipe I sure do need.
Some cider vinegar and some elderberry wine
may cure all your ills, but it can't cure mine.
Your Lou'siana recipes have let me down;
your Lou'siana recipes have surely let me down.
Till the next time we say goodbye,
till the next time we say goodbye,
till the next time that we kiss goodnight,
Till the next time we say goodbye,
till the next time we say goodbye,
I'll be thinking of you,
I'll be thinking of you.
Till the next time that we say good bye
til the next time that we kiss goodnight
...back to top
Time Waits For No One
- Jagger/Richard

Yes, star crossed in pleasure the stream flows on by.
Yes, as we're sated in leisure, we watch it fly.

And time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me.
And time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me.

Time can tear down a building or destroy a woman's face.
Hours are like diamonds, don't let them waste.

Time waits for no one, no favours has he.
Time waits for no one, and he won't wait for me.

Men, they build towers to their passing yes, to their fame everlasting.
Here he comes chopping and reaping, hear him laugh at their cheating.

And time waits for no man, and it won't wait for me.
Yes, time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me.

Drink in your summer, gather your corn.
The dreams of the night time will vanish by dawn.

And time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me.
And time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me.

No no no, not for me...back to top
Luxury
- Jagger/Richard

I want a real fine car, fly Miami too;
all the rum, I want to drink it, all the whiskey too.
My woman need a new dress, my daughter got to go to school;
I'm working so hard, I'm working for the company.
I'm working so hard to keep you in the luxury.

And you can't call me lazy on a seven day a week;
make a million for the Texans, twenty dollar me.
Yes, I want a gold ring, riding in a limousine;
I'm working so hard, I'm working for the company.
I'm working so hard to keep you in the luxury.

Now listen, I'm a proud man, not a beggar walking on the street;
I'm working so hard, to keep you from the poverty.
I'm working so hard to keep you in the luxury, oh yeah.
I'm working so hard, I'm working so hard,
harder, harder, working, working, working,

I think it's such a strange thing, giving me concern;
half the world it got nothing the other half got money to burn.
My woman need a new dress, my daughter got to go to school;
I'm working so hard, I'm working for the company, oh, yeah.
I'm working so hard, oh, yeah.

Working on a Sunday in refinery;
make a million for the Texans, twenty dollar me.
All the rum, I want to drink it, I got responsibility;
I'm working so hard to keep you from the poverty, oh, yeah.
I'm working so hard, I'm working for the company, oh, yeah.
I'm working so hard, oh, yeah.
harder, harder, working, working...back to top
Dance Little Sister
- Jagger/Richard

On Thursday night she looked a fright;
her pricki hair all curled, oh Lord, what a sight.
Dance, dance, little sister, dance.

On Friday night she's all decked out;
her high heel shoes, her dress so tight.
Dance, dance little sister, dance.

On Saturday night she bass-a-dee;
she stepping high on Frederick's Street.
Dance, dance, little sister, dance.

I said dance, dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance.
I said dance, dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance.

It make me hot, I wet with sweat;
it burn like hell, I've four hours left.
Dance, dance, little sister, dance.

Get next to me, drive me close;
don't mammaguay, I lose control.
Dance, dance with fire, dance.

I said dance, dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance.
I said dance, dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance.

Jump out of Africa with a step that looks so bold.
Ah, when you kickin' high it make my blood run cold.

I said dance, dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance.
I said dance, dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance,
dance, little sister, dance.

On Saturday night we don't go home;
we bacchanal, there ain't no dawn.
Dance, little sister, dance.
I said dance, dance, little sister,
dance little sister,
dance little sister, dance....back to top
If You Really Want To Be My Friend
- Jagger/Richard

If you really want to be my friend,
let me live it up like I used to do.
If you really want to understand me,
there's some giving up we got to do.

I know ev'rybody wants to be your man;
I don't want to tie you up, go ahead, you're free.
And I never want to scar you with my brand;
we could live it up, just a you and me.

If you really want to understand a man;
let him off the lead sometimes, set him free.
If you really, really want to be my friend,
give me the look of love, not jealousy.

I know you think that life is a thriller,
you play the vamp, I play the killer.
Now baby, what's the use of fighting?
By the last reel we'll be cryin' cryin', cryin.

If you really want to be my man,
get your nails out of my back,
stop using me.

You know I really, really want to be your friend,
but just a little faith is all we need.
I don't want no dog eat dog world for you and me;
get your nails out, stop bleeding me.


You know, people tell me you are a vulture,
say you're a sore in a cancer culture.
Ay, but you got a little charm around you.
I'll be there when they finally hound you,
hound you, hound you.

If you really want to be my friend,
and I really want to understand you baby,
If you really want to be my friend,
if you really want to understand me.
I really want to be your man;
I want to try to give you a helping hand.

I really want to be your friend;
I want to push you when you're up
and pull you when you're down.
If you really want you to understand me
I'll tell you something, that love can't thrive on jealousy.

I really want to understand you,
I really want to be your man;
'cause understanding is something ev'rybody needs.
I really want to be your friend,
and I love you, love you, yes, I do.back to top
Short And Curlies
- Jagger/Richard

Too bad she's got you by the balls,
you can't get free at all.
She's got your name,
she's got your number;
you're screamin'
like thunder,
and you can't get away from it all.

It's too bad, she's got you by the balls,
you can't break loose at all.
She's got your name,
she's got your number;
you're screamin' like thunder,
and you're trapped like a rat in a hole.

It's too bad, she's got you by the balls,
she's nailed you to the wall.
Oh, it's a shame,
a but it's funny;
she crashed your car,
she spend your money,
and you can't get away from it all.

It's too bad, she's grabbed a handful,
and you can't get away from it all.
It's too bad, oo, and it's painful,
and you can't break away from this stall,
and you can't get away from it all.

It's too bad
she's got you by the balls.
She's got your name,
she's got your number;
you're screamin' blue murder,
and you can't get away from it all.

It's too bad, she's got you by the balls,
It's too bad, she's got you by the balls,
It's too bad, she's got you by the balls,
she's got you by the...

It's too bad, it's too bad.
It's too bad, it's too bad.
So sad, So sad.back to top
Fingerprint File
- Jagger/Richard

Fingerprint file, you get me down,
you keep me running,
know my way around. Yes, you do, child.
Fingerprint file, you bring me down
Keep me running,
You keep me on the ground,
know my moves,
way ahead of time,
listening to me
on your satellite.

Feeling followed,
feeling tagged,
crossing water,
trying to wipe my tracks.

And there's some little jerk in the FBI
a keepin' papers on me six feet high.
It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down.

You better watch out
on your telephone,
wrong number,
they know you ain't home.

And there's some little jerk in the FBI
a keepin' papers on me six feet high.
It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down.

Who's the man on the corner; that corner over there.
I don't know. Well, you better lay low. Watch out.

Keep on the look out
electric eyes;
rats on the sell out
who gonna testify.
You know my habits
way a head of time
listening to me
on your satellite.

And there's some little jerk in the FBI
a keepin' papers on me six feet high.
It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down
it gets me down.

Hello, baby, mm - mm.
Ah, yeah, you know we ain't, we ain't talkin' alone.
Who's listening? But I don't really know.
But you better tell the SIS to keep out of sight,
'Cause I know they takin' pictures on the ultraviolet light.
Yes, uh huh, yeah, but these days it's all secrecy; no privacy.
Shoot first, that' s right... you know.
Bye bye. Who's listening?
Right now somebody is listening to you,
Keeping their eyes peeled on you.
Mmm, mmm, what a price, what a price to pay.
All right. Good night, sleep tight.



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